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13 November 2009 @ 08:01 pm
Mmm, tastes like evil~  
In the midst of a quest to make some gelatinous stone for a cosplay project, I have stumbled upon some of the most delicious freakin' hard candy I have ever had the pleasure of making and tasting. I just wanted to share the product of my nerdy evening with you, since I will be playing with the recipe and mold to make it more "accurate" to the red stones in the series.

Since I'm working toward opening my own little candy shop on the net, someday, I won't be posting my recipe. However, they are strawberry/raspberry flavored, and are almost entirely made of sugar (and the population of a large desert town.)

edit: A second attempt, with more 3-d shape to 'em. Apparently they turn black if you leave the heat on too long. NEXT TIME SHALL BE BETTER.

The Binary Alchemist: Beautiful Munichbinaryalchemist on November 14th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
A really clever idea--I don't believe I've ever actually seen anyone in cosplay eat a stone...I supposed tinted rock candy would do--but yours sound much tastier...
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: I want your revenge;murdering on November 14th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm hoping to get that nice viscous texture for mine, and put it in one of those nice little corking bottles. I just need to hit up the grocer again for more supplies to test...
Toby: hirot3h_toby_chan on November 14th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Lovely, if messy! :) Reminds me of the time I dried making rose-flavored Turkish Delight. Candy is difficult.

(Crosspost to fan_foods, I'm sure they'd love to see it.)
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: Holy shit it's a jabberwocky!murdering on November 14th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, my kitchen is a... disaster right now. /denies its existence until tomorrow

Ooh, I didn't know that existed~ I will have to check it out. ♥
Mondai Senshi: [FMA] Envy; Deviousmondaisenshi on November 14th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Mmmm, soylent... uh... red? <3
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: most precious thing;murdering on November 14th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
I've decided alchemy in the kitchen is totally real, since I... had some kind of pastel pink mixture before I put it over heat. :D
Mondai Senshi: [FMA] Envy; Smilemondaisenshi on November 14th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Alchemy and Potions Class all rolled into one. =D Oh, the joys of cooking~
rhelpimtiredyo on November 14th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
I love you.
amethyst_konekoamethyst_koneko on November 14th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Dude! This is an awesome cosplay idea! :D Good luck with perfecting the recipe! A little parchment paper on those pans will help with the clean up btw. :)
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: a fire within;murdering on November 14th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks~ Yeah, I'm realizing I should have used more Crisco spray in the actual pan... The cookie sheet was greased enough, but ahaha, burned sugar in my saucepan.
mir280: Flamemir280 on November 14th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
My sister and I used hard candy when we cosplayed Lust and Sloth at AWA a few years ago. We just used the candy that you use to coat Candy apples. Instead of dipping apples in it she spread it on a cookie sheet and when it cooled she smashed it into small pieces so we could carry it around and snack on it all day. It was perfect because it didn't get our hands sticky:) Still, these look a bit more like the stone and Strawberry flavor or raspberry sounds really good:)
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: I want your horror;murdering on November 14th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh, candy apple... I might have to see if I can gleam anything from a recipe for that stuff. That's a great idea.

I'm probably going to ditch the raspberry, since that was kind of a weird addition in an attempt to change the color. It was... Well. This entire project was me sticking sweet edibles into a blender and then deciding to see what would happen if I put it over heat. XD Spontaneity, etc.
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♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: a fire within;murdering on November 14th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
They're ridiculously good. I can't stop eating them and it's totally ruining my diet. :X
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♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: I want your ugly;murdering on November 14th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)

Mm, Lady Gaga is just amazing. The recent anon meme has inspired me to make a Fame Monster Envy version of my next costume, dear lord.
Jen: Edward Doesn't Like Milkjrrosio on November 14th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's awesome! They look pretty delicious to me. :D
Highwind Engineer #3: SELIM/BRADLEY/IS/A/MAMA'S/BOYhe03 on November 15th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Lol, I imagine Kimblee would be your #1 customer then. XD

They look deliciously evil!
priestess_grrrlpriestess_grrrl on November 15th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
woah, that's wicked cool...! you don't happen to be coming to AAC this weekend, do you? I'd love to try one...! ^_____^
♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: FOR NARNIAmurdering on November 15th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Naw, my next con is SakuraCon in April. I'm hitting that, a West Coast/California con, and then NDK next year, though!
Dark: [FMA] Envy - 100% Batshitdarkslayer709 on November 24th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I was trying to find candy that resembled red stones so I could eat them when I cosplayed as Lust. I never did manage to find any ¬¬ I have some red beads now to pose with for my Envy and Greed cosplays but I would much prefer the real thing. Maybe I should explore this 'make your own edible humans' option :D